OHIO– According to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, older Americans who were exploited by family, fraudsters, and others in recent years suffered an average loss of $34,200. Scammers use a variety of tactics and methods, including telephone, letters, door-to-door solicitations, e-mails, and phony websites.
Join Spectrum News 1 on Tuesday, September 24th for a panel discussion on financial fraud on senior citizens.
You'll learn about:
- The most common scams
- How to protect yourself and your money
- How to get help if you're involved in a scam
Spectrum News 1 host Mike Kallmeyer will moderate the discussion by our group of professional panelists.
- Sheryl Harris, Director of Cuyahoga County's Department of Consumer Affairs
- Jon Miller Steiger, Regional Director for the East Central Region of the Federal Trade Commission
- Sue McConnell, President, Cleveland BBB
- Natasha Pietrocola, Deputy Administrator, Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services
The program will start at 2:00 pm at the Maltz Auditorium at Montefiore, One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
Attendees should plan on arriving by 1:45 pm.